Daily Update - November 5, 2021
What am I Doing?
I am working on a series of Quilt Block Videos done in the Quilt as You Piece method. When I am done, there should be 30 quilt blocks that I will then put together with sashing in between the blocks. I do plan to make a video of putting the quilt together. This is the primary way I make quilts.
The quilt in the photo is the front of the quilt block, the back is the same pattern, just different fabrics. The patterns and materials list are on the site as well, the same day I post the video I make for each block. The very first block, Five Strip Rail Fence is free for everyone, no points needed and no membership needed. Most of the rest of the blocks for this quilt will be for Members. You can get them with points or for $1.99 each or as a Gold member, you will not need to redeem points or pay anything for the PDF files.
This pattern is Free on November 5th only.
This square mat would actually be great as an afghan made up of a bunch of these squares with the perimeter round left off. This mat uses the special stitch the Crosshatch Stitch I from the Harmony Guide to Crochet Techniques and Stitches.
Featured Bead Sheet
This bead sheet is Not Free.
The beads in the picture were made with white copy paper instead of the matte photo paper I usually use. Beads made with this bead sheet would look great with green, black, brown, amber or clear crystal beads in any type of jewelry!
This is the 8th quilt block tutorial in a series on how to make quilt blocks using the new Quilt as You Piece Method.
This Week's Tip
What to do With Snowflakes
Snowflakes and other thread motifs make wonderful appliques for shirts, tablecoths, pillows, quilts, napkins and more! This takes time but all you need to do is position the motif where you want it to be and with matching sewing thread, tack them down using very small stitches about 1/4" apart. There is another way of doing this as well and that is using Ok to Wash it glue from Aleene's. Just brush the glue on the back side of the motif and position it where you want it to be. When it is dry, just tack it down around the outer edges for added security. Imagine a bunch of white snowflakes appliqued to a sky blue tablecoth!
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